Construction Fundamentals Courses

To complete projects on time and on budget, commercial real estate professionals need to understand the basics of construction. Our new Construction Fundamentals series can help you get there in a matter of weeks.

A set of four courses, you can take one or more a la carte, or register for them all: 

  • Planning, Scheduling and Control (On Demand) 
  • Construction Administration (On Demand) 
  • Cost Estimating (On Demand) 
  • Project Funding and Financing (starts September 15) 

Browse the tab on the right to learn more about each course. 

When you register for one course in our new Construction Fundamentals series, you’ll unlock 15% off the rest.

Your expert instructors:


Ahmed Abdel Aziz
Construction Management Associate Professor
University of Washington


Baabak Ashuri
Professor in Schools of Building Construction and Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Fellow of Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Georgia Tech

  • Construction Fundamentals: Cost Estimating

    Construction projects are complex undertakings that normally require pricing of a significant number of work items, called divisions, that are inherently different such as earthwork, concrete, metals, masonry, and wood. Each work item/division can have its own characteristics, sub elements, and methods of estimating. The purpose of this training course is to introduce the general process for estimating construction work, the essential tools used in estimating construction, the process of crew analysis, and how to carry out an estimate of construction work.

  • Construction Fundamentals: Construction Administration, Project Delivery Systems, Procurement Methods, Contracting Formats, and Risk Management

    This class will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of construction administration. It will explain why mastering professional construction administration skillsets is critical to the success of an owner of major capital projects. This class will describe major construction administration tasks throughout the various phases of project lifecycle, from idea inception and project planning to construction and project closeout. Participants will be able to recommend an appropriate acquisition strategy to an owner considering the owner’s risk profile and unique project characteristics. Main project delivery systems, major procurement methods, and several contracting formats will be reviewed in the class. Fundamentals of risk management will be presented in the class to help the participants identify appropriate risk allocation mechanisms in construction contracts.

  • Construction Fundamentals: Planning, Scheduling, and Control

    Construction projects are complex undertakings that involve significant amounts of money, take considerable time for construction, regularly experience schedule delays, and often suffer cost overrun. As such, they require close management and control. The purpose of this training course is to introduce the principles and techniques used for planning, scheduling, and control of construction projects.

  • [LIVE] Construction Fundamentals: Project Finance and Public/Private Partnership (P3)

    Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/22/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This class will provide an introduction to the principles of project finance. The class will explain why sponsors are interested in using project finance to deliver major capital projects.